๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Population of Belgium

11,715,774
Current Population of Belgium
29,351
Net population growth this year
386.94
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Belgium reached 11,715,774, of which 5,794,479 people are male and 5,921,296 female. The country has a population density of 386.9402 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 0.251% for the year. According to the latest data, Belgium is set to increase its population size by 29,351 people next year. Making the total population count of Belgium 11,715,774 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Belgium (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Belgium grown from 8,617,344 people to 11,715,774. An increase of the population size by 35.96% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 8,617,344 4,244,958 4,372,385 40,399 284.6074 0.469%
1951 8,655,405 4,260,732 4,394,673 35,724 285.8645 0.413%
1952 8,695,582 4,277,637 4,417,945 44,630 287.1914 0.513%
1953 8,740,410 4,296,885 4,443,525 45,026 288.672 0.515%
1954 8,787,230 4,317,263 4,469,967 48,613 290.2183 0.553%
1955 8,834,526 4,337,946 4,496,581 45,981 291.7804 0.52%
1956 8,881,501 4,358,566 4,522,934 47,968 293.3318 0.54%
1957 8,931,970 4,381,300 4,550,670 52,969 294.9987 0.593%
1958 8,987,674 4,407,106 4,580,567 58,439 296.8384 0.65%
1959 9,049,392 4,436,214 4,613,178 64,997 298.8768 0.718%
1960 9,108,724 4,464,018 4,644,706 53,667 300.8364 0.589%
1961 9,168,469 4,492,042 4,676,428 65,824 302.8096 0.718%
1962 9,230,330 4,521,506 4,708,824 57,897 304.8527 0.627%
1963 9,288,222 4,549,180 4,739,042 57,887 306.7647 0.623%
1964 9,350,467 4,579,113 4,771,354 66,604 308.8205 0.712%
1965 9,412,088 4,608,783 4,803,304 56,637 310.8557 0.602%
1966 9,466,115 4,634,788 4,831,328 51,418 312.64 0.543%
1967 9,515,230 4,658,359 4,856,870 46,811 314.2622 0.492%
1968 9,556,254 4,677,782 4,878,472 35,238 315.6171 0.369%
1969 9,592,100 4,694,544 4,897,556 36,454 316.801 0.38%
1970 9,629,376 4,712,174 4,917,202 38,098 318.0321 0.396%
1971 9,666,395 4,729,790 4,936,605 35,940 319.2547 0.372%
1972 9,700,298 4,745,558 4,954,740 31,866 320.3745 0.329%
1973 9,727,980 4,758,114 4,969,866 23,498 321.2887 0.242%
1974 9,749,064 4,767,592 4,981,473 18,671 321.9851 0.192%
1975 9,763,430 4,773,895 4,989,534 10,059 322.4595 0.103%
1976 9,773,537 4,778,034 4,995,503 10,156 322.7933 0.104%
1977 9,786,374 4,783,525 5,002,849 15,517 323.2173 0.159%
1978 9,800,206 4,789,710 5,010,496 12,147 323.6741 0.124%
1979 9,814,136 4,796,086 5,018,050 15,715 324.1342 0.16%
1980 9,828,986 4,802,890 5,026,096 13,983 324.6247 0.142%
1981 9,843,592 4,809,667 5,033,924 15,229 325.1071 0.155%
1982 9,857,342 4,816,382 5,040,961 12,273 325.5612 0.125%
1983 9,866,532 4,821,154 5,045,378 6,106 325.8647 0.062%
1984 9,873,600 4,824,712 5,048,887 8,029 326.0981 0.081%
1985 9,880,534 4,827,956 5,052,579 5,841 326.3272 0.059%
1986 9,887,815 4,831,698 5,056,117 8,720 326.5676 0.088%
1987 9,900,222 4,838,166 5,062,056 16,093 326.9774 0.163%
1988 9,917,995 4,847,008 5,070,988 19,454 327.5644 0.196%
1989 9,937,170 4,856,628 5,080,542 18,896 328.1977 0.19%
1990 9,959,560 4,867,918 5,091,642 25,885 328.9372 0.26%
1991 9,987,070 4,881,724 5,105,346 29,134 329.8458 0.292%
1992 10,016,455 4,896,417 5,120,038 29,636 330.8163 0.296%
1993 10,043,738 4,909,964 5,133,775 24,931 331.7174 0.248%
1994 10,069,182 4,922,673 5,146,509 25,956 332.5577 0.258%
1995 10,095,198 4,935,486 5,159,712 26,076 333.4169 0.258%
1996 10,123,230 4,949,156 5,174,073 29,987 334.3427 0.296%
1997 10,154,872 4,964,812 5,190,060 33,299 335.3878 0.328%
1998 10,188,538 4,981,655 5,206,882 34,031 336.4997 0.334%
1999 10,224,220 4,999,432 5,224,788 37,335 337.6782 0.365%
2000 10,264,342 5,019,366 5,244,976 42,909 339.0033 0.418%
2001 10,309,256 5,041,778 5,267,478 46,917 340.4867 0.455%
2002 10,355,568 5,065,038 5,290,530 45,709 342.0163 0.441%
2003 10,402,550 5,088,976 5,313,574 48,255 343.568 0.464%
2004 10,456,162 5,116,217 5,339,946 58,969 345.3386 0.564%
2005 10,516,978 5,147,000 5,369,978 62,662 347.3472 0.596%
2006 10,582,975 5,180,504 5,402,471 69,332 349.5269 0.655%
2007 10,653,696 5,216,576 5,437,121 72,111 351.8626 0.677%
2008 10,726,716 5,254,165 5,472,551 73,928 354.2743 0.689%
2009 10,801,356 5,292,819 5,508,537 75,353 356.7394 0.698%
2010 10,877,946 5,332,754 5,545,193 77,827 359.269 0.715%
2011 10,955,742 5,373,687 5,582,056 77,765 361.8384 0.71%
2012 11,031,140 5,413,752 5,617,387 73,029 364.3285 0.662%
2013 11,103,257 5,452,514 5,650,742 71,206 366.7104 0.641%
2014 11,176,723 5,492,286 5,684,436 75,726 369.1368 0.678%
2015 11,248,304 5,531,756 5,716,548 67,435 371.5009 0.6%
2016 11,316,836 5,569,797 5,747,039 69,630 373.7643 0.615%
2017 11,384,490 5,607,134 5,777,356 65,677 375.9987 0.577%
2018 11,448,596 5,643,009 5,805,586 62,535 378.116 0.546%
2019 11,510,568 5,677,883 5,832,685 61,410 380.1628 0.534%
2020 11,561,716 5,707,264 5,854,452 40,887 381.8521 0.354%
2021 11,611,420 5,734,845 5,876,574 58,519 383.4936 0.504%
2022 11,655,930 5,759,300 5,896,630 30,502 384.9637 0.262%
2023 11,686,140 5,777,086 5,909,054 29,918 385.9614 0.256%
2024 11,715,774 5,794,479 5,921,296 29,351 386.9402 0.251%

Statements that can be derived from Belgium's population data

  • Belgium has a population of 11,715,774 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Belgium's population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Belgium's population will grow with 29,351 people.
  • In 2024, 23,999 more people will immigrate to Belgium than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in Belgium is 41.49 years.
  • In Belgium there are 386.94 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 2.69 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Belgium.
  • In Belgium, 5,794,479 of the total population are male, and 5,921,296 are female.

Future Population of Belgium (2024 - 2100)

Belgium's population is set to decrease in the future from 11,715,774 people to 11,521,156 people. A decrease of the population size by 33.7% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 11,715,774 5,794,479 5,921,296 29,351 386.9402 0.251%
2025 11,744,520 5,811,292 5,933,228 28,141 387.8896 0.24%
2026 11,772,171 5,827,418 5,944,753 27,160 388.8028 0.231%
2027 11,798,878 5,842,976 5,955,902 26,255 389.6849 0.223%
2028 11,824,728 5,857,967 5,966,761 25,444 390.5386 0.215%
2029 11,849,632 5,872,325 5,977,308 24,365 391.3611 0.206%
2030 11,873,460 5,886,000 5,987,460 23,290 392.1481 0.196%
2031 11,896,391 5,899,091 5,997,300 22,572 392.9054 0.19%
2032 11,918,379 5,911,569 6,006,810 21,404 393.6316 0.18%
2033 11,939,396 5,923,413 6,015,984 20,631 394.3258 0.173%
2034 11,959,522 5,934,683 6,024,838 19,619 394.9905 0.164%
2035 11,978,613 5,945,352 6,033,260 18,564 395.621 0.155%
2036 11,996,664 5,955,449 6,041,216 17,539 396.2172 0.146%
2037 12,013,501 5,964,848 6,048,653 16,134 396.7733 0.134%
2038 12,029,156 5,973,594 6,055,562 15,176 397.2903 0.126%
2039 12,043,628 5,981,736 6,061,892 13,768 397.7683 0.114%
2040 12,056,740 5,989,206 6,067,533 12,455 398.2013 0.103%
2041 12,068,442 5,995,989 6,072,453 10,950 398.5878 0.091%
2042 12,078,530 6,001,932 6,076,597 9,225 398.921 0.076%
2043 12,086,810 6,006,990 6,079,820 7,337 399.1945 0.061%
2044 12,093,128 6,011,082 6,082,047 5,298 399.4031 0.044%
2045 12,097,720 6,014,285 6,083,434 3,885 399.5548 0.032%
2046 12,100,428 6,016,559 6,083,870 1,533 399.6442 0.013%
2047 12,100,896 6,017,697 6,083,200 -597 399.6597 -0.005%
2048 12,099,277 6,017,764 6,081,514 -2,642 399.6062 -0.022%
2049 12,095,848 6,016,968 6,078,880 -4,215 399.493 -0.035%
2050 12,090,657 6,015,288 6,075,369 -6,168 399.3215 -0.051%
2051 12,083,920 6,012,798 6,071,122 -7,306 399.099 -0.06%
2052 12,075,910 6,009,666 6,066,244 -8,715 398.8345 -0.072%
2053 12,066,592 6,005,846 6,060,746 -9,920 398.5267 -0.082%
2054 12,056,240 6,001,509 6,054,731 -10,784 398.1848 -0.089%
2055 12,044,982 5,996,696 6,048,286 -11,733 397.813 -0.097%
2056 12,033,090 5,991,550 6,041,540 -12,049 397.4203 -0.1%
2057 12,020,829 5,986,248 6,034,580 -12,474 397.0153 -0.104%
2058 12,008,237 5,980,776 6,027,461 -12,710 396.5994 -0.106%
2059 11,995,460 5,975,186 6,020,274 -12,844 396.1774 -0.107%
2060 11,982,622 5,969,542 6,013,080 -12,833 395.7534 -0.107%
2061 11,969,796 5,963,880 6,005,916 -12,818 395.3298 -0.107%
2062 11,957,414 5,958,422 5,998,992 -11,946 394.9209 -0.1%
2063 11,945,556 5,953,204 5,992,352 -11,771 394.5292 -0.099%
2064 11,934,060 5,948,156 5,985,904 -11,221 394.1495 -0.094%
2065 11,923,188 5,943,377 5,979,810 -10,523 393.7905 -0.088%
2066 11,912,763 5,938,799 5,973,964 -10,326 393.4462 -0.087%
2067 11,902,621 5,934,338 5,968,282 -9,958 393.1112 -0.084%
2068 11,893,028 5,930,089 5,962,939 -9,228 392.7944 -0.078%
2069 11,883,806 5,926,002 5,957,805 -9,215 392.4898 -0.078%
2070 11,874,625 5,921,928 5,952,698 -9,148 392.1866 -0.077%
2071 11,865,410 5,917,838 5,947,572 -9,283 391.8822 -0.078%
2072 11,856,106 5,913,710 5,942,396 -9,325 391.5749 -0.079%
2073 11,846,664 5,909,510 5,937,155 -9,557 391.2631 -0.081%
2074 11,837,080 5,905,246 5,931,834 -9,613 390.9465 -0.081%
2075 11,827,278 5,900,920 5,926,358 -9,991 390.6228 -0.084%
2076 11,816,974 5,896,360 5,920,613 -10,617 390.2825 -0.09%
2077 11,806,220 5,891,560 5,914,660 -10,890 389.9273 -0.092%
2078 11,795,194 5,886,662 5,908,533 -11,161 389.5632 -0.095%
2079 11,783,643 5,881,522 5,902,120 -11,942 389.1817 -0.101%
2080 11,771,440 5,876,054 5,895,387 -12,463 388.7787 -0.106%
2081 11,758,828 5,870,413 5,888,416 -12,762 388.3621 -0.109%
2082 11,745,820 5,864,573 5,881,248 -13,253 387.9325 -0.113%
2083 11,732,295 5,858,430 5,873,865 -13,798 387.4858 -0.118%
2084 11,718,396 5,852,098 5,866,298 -14,000 387.0268 -0.119%
2085 11,704,190 5,845,627 5,858,563 -14,411 386.5576 -0.123%
2086 11,689,731 5,839,024 5,850,708 -14,508 386.08 -0.124%
2087 11,675,486 5,832,519 5,842,967 -13,982 385.6096 -0.12%
2088 11,661,661 5,826,170 5,835,490 -13,668 385.1529 -0.117%
2089 11,648,225 5,819,976 5,828,249 -13,204 384.7092 -0.113%
2090 11,635,172 5,813,934 5,821,238 -12,902 384.2781 -0.111%
2091 11,622,403 5,807,982 5,814,420 -12,636 383.8564 -0.109%
2092 11,610,033 5,802,208 5,807,825 -12,104 383.4478 -0.104%
2093 11,598,317 5,796,670 5,801,646 -11,329 383.0609 -0.098%
2094 11,587,044 5,791,227 5,795,816 -11,217 382.6885 -0.097%
2095 11,575,677 5,785,678 5,789,998 -11,516 382.3131 -0.099%
2096 11,564,548 5,780,210 5,784,338 -10,741 381.9456 -0.093%
2097 11,553,785 5,774,804 5,778,980 -10,786 381.5901 -0.093%
2098 11,542,992 5,769,283 5,773,708 -10,800 381.2336 -0.094%
2099 11,532,135 5,763,692 5,768,443 -10,914 380.8751 -0.095%
2100 11,521,156 5,758,083 5,763,073 -11,044 380.5125 -0.096%

Population Density of Belgium

Today, Belgium has a population density of 386.9402 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 284.6074 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 386.9402 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Belgium is projected to reach a population density of 380.5125 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Belgium Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Belgium's Population

The population growth rate of Belgium currently stands at 0.251% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.011 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Belgium will decrease to 0.251%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Belgium's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.096% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Belgium Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 0.469%
1960 0.589%
1970 0.396%
1980 0.142%
1990 0.26%
2000 0.418%
2010 0.715%
2020 0.354%
Year Growth Rate
2030 0.196%
2040 0.103%
2050 -0.051%
2060 -0.107%
2070 -0.077%
2080 -0.106%
2090 -0.111%
2100 -0.096%
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Life Expectancy of Belgium

Today, Belgium has an average life expectancy of 82.6064 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 66.3066 years since the 1950 to 82.6064 years in 2024. In the future, Belgium is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 91.8856 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Belgium Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 66,306
1960 69,622
1970 70,935
1980 73,239
1990 76,055
2000 77,766
2010 80,033
2020 80,788
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 83,507
2040 84,837
2050 86,072
2060 87,263
2070 88,436
2080 89,571
2090 90,724
2100 91,885
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Migration to and from Belgium

In 2024 Belgium will see net migrations of 23,999 people. This means that 23,999 more people will immigrate to Belgium than emigrate from the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Belgium was 23,999.

Net Migration for Belgium Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 4,228
1960 12,907
1970 15,519
1980 5,129
1990 6,752
2000 32,262
2010 54,611
2020 53,428
Year Net Migration
2030 23,999
2040 23,999
2050 23,999
2060 23,999
2070 23,999
2080 23,999
2090 23,999
2100 23,999
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Births in Belgium

In 2024, Belgium will see 116,799 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Belgium in 2022, when the country saw 117,003 new borns.

Births Belgium Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 144,205
1960 154,789
1970 141,467
1980 122,654
1990 123,472
2000 115,979
2010 128,589
2020 114,894
Year Births
2030 114,098
2040 116,577
2050 110,322
2060 105,893
2070 105,671
2080 103,348
2090 100,077
2100 99,051
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Deaths in Belgium

In 2024, 111,440 people will die in Belgium. That is an increase of Belgium's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 110,497 deaths.

Deaths Belgium Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 108,041
1960 114,030
1970 118,888
1980 113,796
1990 104,342
2000 105,330
2010 105,369
2020 127,440
Year Births
2030 114,807
2040 128,114
2050 140,483
2060 142,724
2070 138,815
2080 139,802
2090 136,987
2100 134,095
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Median Age in Belgium

The median age of Belgium has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Belgium will reach 49.3589 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Belgium Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 34.5511
1960 33.9158
1970 33.5196
1980 33.1778
1990 35.2825
2000 37.8787
2010 39.9513
2020 40.7799
Year Median Age
2030 42.7089
2040 44.7904
2050 45.7829
2060 47.019
2070 47.8498
2080 48.2288
2090 48.7205
2100 49.3589
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Fertility Rate in Belgium

The fertility rate of Belgium has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Belgium will reach 1.6839 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Belgium Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 2.3504
1960 2.542
1970 2.251
1980 1.6809
1990 1.6214
2000 1.664
2010 1.8577
2020 1.5652
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 1.6147
2040 1.6481
2050 1.6568
2060 1.6664
2070 1.6654
2080 1.6744
2090 1.6823
2100 1.6839
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Infant Mortality Rate in Belgium

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Belgium while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Belgium has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 52.668. Today, Belgium has a much better infant mortality rate of 2.6943 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Belgium is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 0.6081 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Belgium Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 52.668
1960 30.6292
1970 21.1309
1980 12.1511
1990 8.0182
2000 4.8487
2010 3.6273
2020 3.1891
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 2.27
2040 1.7928
2050 1.4627
2060 1.2153
2070 1.0195
2080 0.8632
2090 0.727
2100 0.6081
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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